"All-Vol" Orange Juice Cupcakes

I came up with these cupcakes when I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee (home of the Volunteers). My family would come over to watch every Vols football game so I needed an orange dessert; hence, All-Vol Cupcakes were born.

They are flavored with orange juice and can be frosted with either whipped cream or my orange juice frosting. It just depends on how big a sweet tooth you have... mine is huge.

all vol orange juice cupcakes

Original image by shimelle on Flickr

Whether you are a Vol or not, I'm sure you will still appreciate this delicious orange juice cupcake recipe. Give them as cupcake gifts to really share the love!

Orange Juice Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 1/4 lb. Soft Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 3 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 C. Flour
  • 1 C. Orange Juice
  • 2-3 Drops Orange Food Coloring (optional)

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the sugar, butter, and eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.

With mixer on low setting, alternatively add the dry ingredients and the orange juice to the butter mixture. Mix thoroughly for 2 minutes. You can stir in the food coloring now if you opt to.

Bake the cupcakes in a lined muffin pan for 20-25 minutes. Let cool before icing. You can frost these with simple whipped cream or use the Orange Flavored Icing Recipe below.

orange juice cupcakes

Image by stuartwebster on Flickr

Orange Juice Frosting Recipe

  • 1/4 C Softened Butter
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 T milk
  • 2 1/3 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 C Orange Juice
  • orange food coloring

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and spread on cooled cupcakes.

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Orange Cupcakes Recipe

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
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